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Why Manteca is a great place to live and work

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POSTED June 26, 2012 1:23 a.m.

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

I was on my way home Saturday with a load of construction material in the back of my Yukon. It was 7 sheets of plywood, 10 sheets of hardboard, 8 bags of cement and various other parts needed to complete my subfloor.

As I took off from a stop sign in Manteca, the entire load slid out the back of my Yukon and spread across the middle of the intersection. I put the car in park and walked around to the back. Some of the load was still leaning against the car. With a sigh I started moving cement. As I did a blond-haired lady pulled up next to me, rolled down her window and asked if I needed help. Looking at her doubtfully I reluctantly replied “Yep, I do”.

She said, “Just give me a minute to pull over and I’ll help”. She parked her car and this young slip of a woman started helping me. Within 2 minutes another woman and a guy had parked their cars and were helping me load the car. The whole thing was loaded in less than 15 minutes.  I thanked them all as they headed back to their cars and drove off. What seemed like a bad thing, turned out to be an opportunity for greatness in Manteca. I am so glad it happened to me.

Jim Dorroh
Manteca
June 25, 2012

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